October 18, 2006

Good Times, Good People, Good Grief

I’m not sure where I would even begin with this weekend. There was just so much. Holy crap. I’m not kidding.

I had a BLAST.

The weekend started with my flying into Atlanta and shopping for dresses for the wedding with Morrigan. Then we went to Sissy’s where we road tripped it up to Eric’s. Morrigan and Sissy crack me up. I laughed so hard…

Ack! Soooo much happened. So much GREAT stuff. Crazy guys camped out in Eric’s backyard. I had a funny time ordering a birthday cake. I petted my first baby pig, that I thought was a Chihuahua and found out that mother pigs will eat any babies over the teat allotment. (As I said to Sissy and Mo, “If I had three babies, but only have two breasts, I feel certain I would not have felt inclined to eat that third baby.” Morrigan’s reply, ‘You don’t feel inclined to eat afterbirth like hamsters do, either, do you?” Some mammals are just… kind of… icky.) Watched a guy who was crippled from falling out of a tree hand his walking brace to a slightly inebriated guy climbing a roof to get a rocket (a woman's take fo' sho' but still very funny... post already in the hopper for tomorrow). Had a shot of Chocolate Vodka and it was soooo good. Thought I might actually see someone run through by a really big sword. Heard snoring through a wall and an elevator… in a hotel (Holy crap was that funny...). Ate some of the heaviest pancakes I have ever had in MY LIFE. (But they were good!) Wondered if I had accidentally stepped into a convention for Big People. Nearly froze (again).

Reaffirmed why I care so much for the people I knew… they make me laugh, they are so amazingly kind, and they are just… good folks.

And… added to the list people I am happy to have met and hope, oh so hope, to see again. There is more of course, but in meeting… I met:

Caltechgirl, my adopted blog daughter! I got to finally meet her and she is more than smart, she is funny. And… she got to wear the hat for who traveled the furthest. It’s some sort of Viking hat… coveted. Trust me. It is the COVETED hat!

Big Stupid Tommy, who is big (I’m short, so I’m kind of hobbit sized next to him), but not Stupid. And I wish I’d been able to see him for more than literally the 30 seconds we had. Dammit.

Velociman, who is also big, and who was one of the crazy men who slept in Eric’s back yard. He got there late and left early, but it was good to finally meet the VelociGod. He and Dax… they just have an amazing memory for things they’ve seen and read. I find it astounding.

Dax Montana, who is big and exudes an amazing warmth, and who was one of the crazy men who slept in the backyard, but evidently came prepared as he brought THE TENT, fire wood, multiple sleeping bags, blankets and what not to keep warm… and I hear they were needed.

Yabu, who is not so big and fits right with Mo and I, and who parked his car in Eric’s backyard and was really hoping to spend TWO nights in that tent instead of just the one, and who kept me laughing most of the weekend…

Ken! I met Ken the Bodyguard!!! He doesn’t have a blog, but if you read Jimbo, you know of Ken. He felt poorly and I was not able to spend much time speaking with him, but he was such a nice guy. (And he is big too.)

Georgia and Recondo32, two of Acidman’s dearest friends, it was such a pleasure to meet them. Georgia is a riot, an extrovert who will pull you in and Recondo32 is as warm as the Southern Sun on a spring day. (And they are both big.)

And for the people that I got to see again, people that bring a smile to my face when I think of them: Denny (big), Zonker (big), Eric (big), Johnny Oh (medium), Jimbo (not big), Teresa (big- it was so good to hug her!), Sissy (medium), T1G (BIG), RSM (medium), Elisson (hmmm… mediumish big?), Elisson’s wife SWMBO (who Mo and I keep saying is so daggum striking… medium), Redneck (big), and Eric’s buddy J (medium). Oh… and my sister Morrigan (small).

Notice anything here? Almost ALL TALL PEOPLE! Big. It was a blogmeet of BIG PEOPLE!

And a special thank you to Eric and Fiona for having us in their home. I hear Fiona could be up for Sainthood. And Eric… Umm. Yeah. Not sainthood. Heh. He would be the saint with a bottle of Scotch in one hand and a shovel in the other! Seriously, a big thank you to both of them. They rock and we all had a MARVELOUS time.

More to come… That is for sure.

Posted by Boudicca at October 18, 2006 10:15 PM | TrackBack

listen shortstop, tall is cool, but let's be a little more reserved about throwing big around. them's fighting words.

sounds like big fun though.

Posted by: shoe at October 18, 2006 10:33 PM

Aw, let's face it, Bou - next to you and Morrigan, pretty much everybody except Yabu is "big."

And that's OK.

But if you throw in the Warmth, Wit, and Personality factors, you and Mo are at least as big as the rest of us'ns. It was great seeing you again!

Posted by: Elisson at October 18, 2006 11:21 PM

Yes, I know, I'm the jolly green giant. No need to rub it in. *grin* It was wonderful to hug you too. I so wish I could have been there on Friday night. Would have liked to have seen the vodka shot.

Posted by: Teresa at October 18, 2006 11:42 PM

Sounds like you had a great time at the Blogmeet - The Land of the Giants. Wish I coulda been there.

BTW, the baby pig thing is not true. A hungry pregnant sow will eat a baby pig or a human if he stood still long enough. But the runt pig would just simply starve from not getting any milk. And that's it from the Indiana FFA.

Posted by: Jerry at October 19, 2006 12:32 AM

Shoe- They're all big people to me! Heh! But... sorry, you're not. You fit with the small people! I wish you'd been there. It would have kind of evened out the size disparity there! Whew. Tall people EVERYWHERE.

Elisson- It was great to see you. Yeah, Mo and I are kind of lacking in the stature department. I think blogging breeds tall people.

Teresa- You fit right in! Everyone was a Giant. :)

Jerry- You know, the whole thing seemed so odd to me. That's what this woman told me. I was obviously kind of horrified, as it made a huge imprint on me. And I'm glad it was not true.

Posted by: Bou at October 19, 2006 05:34 AM

.. sainthood, indeed... she's already starting to plan for next year...

... it was great having you, Bou... you and Mo are fine people... and you are both welcome any time...

Posted by: Eric at October 19, 2006 08:01 AM

I had a BLAST.

The weekend started with my flying into Atlanta and shopping for dresses for the wedding with Morrigan.

Yeah...uhh...that sounds great. I certainly would've given up my beer and football for that. I'm so jealous.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at October 19, 2006 02:27 PM

Dude... that shopping part probably sucked, but the party itself was frickin' great.

Bou and Mo, it was great seeing you guys again!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 19, 2006 05:56 PM

Oh, she knows I'm just being a jackass.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at October 19, 2006 06:34 PM

I don't know, TN, you may have actually enjoyed it. We had some chick next to us that was having a Harley Davidson wedding. She had this theme where she was going as the Evil Biker Chick coming to steal him away. It was all very... interesting. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at October 19, 2006 06:36 PM

Football, football, football.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at October 19, 2006 08:56 PM

and so I'm a medium. I'm going to have to work out even harder now.

Posted by: rsm at October 20, 2006 08:19 AM

RSM- The whole thing was based on HEIGHT. You are medium. Unless working out is goign to give you 5 inches... you're a medium. :)

Posted by: Bou at October 20, 2006 10:22 AM


"Heard snoring through a wall and an elevator… in a hotel (Holy crap was that funny...)"

Probably not so funny until you found out you knew the person snoring. Poor Sissy... :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 20, 2006 04:35 PM

You and Mo make me smile inside.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at October 20, 2006 05:51 PM

I had a clever comment all set but then I read Bou's comment to RSM about "Unless working out is going to give you 5 inches... you're a medium." Poor guy. I'll have to start forwarding some of my spam. Judging by the subject lines, a fair number of them have to do with adding inches. Hope it'll help.

Anyhow, Bou...you're not tall but you've got a big place in a lot of people's hearts. Really glad that you and your sister made it up again. Hope to see you both again soon!

Posted by: zonker at October 22, 2006 09:32 PM